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  • Supreme Court upholds California police search based on 911 tip

    Supreme Court upholds California police search based on 911 tip
    WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court on Tuesday upheld the authority of police officers to stop cars and question drivers based on anonymous tips to hotlines. In a 5-4 decision, the justices ruled that such stops do not amount to an unreasonable...
  • Anonymous tip that led to arrest passes Supreme Court muster

    WASHINGTON Anonymous tipsters have more credibility under a closely divided Supreme Court decision Tuesday that upheld the tip-incited search of a California man's truck. In a case that atypically split the justices, the court's 5-4 majority concluded...
  • High Court upholds affirmative action ban in Michigan

    High Court upholds affirmative action ban in Michigan
    The U.S. Supreme Court Tuesday dealt a blow to affirmative action, upholding a voter-approved ban on racial preferences at Michigan's state-run universities in a decision that may spur similar initiatives elsewhere. On a 6-2 vote, the court rejected a...
  • Justices Express Concern Over a Sweeping Aereo Ruling

    WASHINGTON -- With no less than the future of free, over-the-air TV at stake, Supreme Court justices expressed concerns about issuing a ruling that would have the unintended consequences of impacting another technology, that of cloud computing. But...
  • U.S. justices show little support for Aereo TV in copyright fight

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Supreme Court justices on Tuesday appeared skeptical over online TV startup Aereo Inc's position in a copyright fight with major media companies, but several raised concerns about how a ruling in favor of broadcasters could...
  • Police can stop vehicles based on anonymous 911 tips, justices rule

    WASHINGTON—The Supreme Court has upheld the authority of police officers to stop cars and question their drivers based on an anonymous tip to a hot line. In a 5-4 decision written by Justice Clarence Thomas, the justices ruled that such stops do...
  • Supreme Court upholds Michigan's ban on affirmative action

    DETROIT The U.S. Supreme Court has upheld a ban on using race in admissions to Michigan's public universities. The court was divided on the case, which overturns a U.S. 6th Circuit Court of Appeals decision. The opinion, written by Justice Anthony...
  • Supreme Court upholds Michigan ban on affirmative action

    WASHINGTON—The Supreme Court upheld Michigan’s ban on the use of racial affirmative action in its state universities Tuesday, ruling that voters are entitled to decide the issue. The 6-2 decision clears away constitutional challenges to...
  • Supreme Court weighs truth in labeling in fruit juice case

    WASHINGTON Dual marketing disputes have ripened for the California-based makers of Pom Wonderful pomegranate juice, with Supreme Court justices sounding sympathetic Monday to some company claims. In the first of two key court cases, justices on Monday...
  • High court tilts politics toward fat cats: Editorial

    High court tilts politics toward fat cats: Editorial
    It was four decades ago, after the Watergate scandal, that Congress passed a landmark set of campaign-finance reforms to help restore public faith in government and reduce the risk of more corruption. Too bad the U.S. Supreme Court's conservative majority...
  • Congress for sale, now more than ever

    As chief justice, I have no doubt that John G. Roberts' number one goal is to turn this democracy into a plutocracy. And he's well on his way to doing so. It didn't start with the Roberts Court, of course. It started with the court's 1976 Buckley v....